From First Grade Forward: Early Foundations of High School Dropout.

  title={From First Grade Forward: Early Foundations of High School Dropout.},
  author={Karl L. Alexander and Doris R. Entwisle and Carrie S. Horsey},
  journal={Sociology Of Education},
In tracking the educational progress of a sample of Baltimore school-children from entrance into first grade in fall 1982 through early spring 1996, the authors examined the children's personal qualities, first-grade experiences and family circumstances as precursors to high school dropout. Logistic regression analyses were used to identify predictors of dropout involving family context measures (stressful family changes, parents' attitudes and parents' socialization practices), children's… 

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